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Thursday night UK will know the winner of the general election

Thursday, June 8th 2017 - 06:11 UTC
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Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate at the 2015 general election. Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate at the 2015 general election.
Most polling stations are in schools, community centers and parish halls, but pubs, a launderette and a school bus have been used in the past. Most polling stations are in schools, community centers and parish halls, but pubs, a launderette and a school bus have been used in the past.
No local elections are taking place, so results might come through earlier than in recent general elections. In 2015, first seats was at 22:48 BST. No local elections are taking place, so results might come through earlier than in recent general elections. In 2015, first seats was at 22:48 BST.

Millions of people will be casting their vote in the UK general election later. Polls open at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote. That is up from the last general election, in 2015, when there were 46.4 million registered voters.

 Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting, which accounted for 16.4% of the total electorate at the 2015 general election. Overall turnout in 2015, when the Conservatives won 331 out of 650 seats, was 66.4%, up from 2010.

Most polling stations are in schools, community centres and parish halls, but pubs, a launderette and a school bus have been used in the past. A handful of seats are expected to be declared by midnight, with the final results expected on Friday afternoon.

Unusually, no local elections are taking place at the same time, so results might come through earlier than in recent general elections. In 2015 the first seat to declare was Houghton and Sunderland South, at 22:48 BST.

To form a majority in the House of Commons one party must win 326 seats - in 2015 a Conservative majority was not confirmed until 13:34 BST.

The weather forecast is for some rain in south-west England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales on Thursday, with south-east England remaining cloudy and dry.

Polls close at 22:00 BST, but officials say anyone in a polling station queue at this time should be able to cast their vote.

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  • Think

    TWIMC...

    Article says...:
    The weather forecast is for some rain in south-west England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales on Thursday, with south-east England remaining cloudy and dry....

    I say...:
    Geeeeeeeee....
    Perfect British weather to catch a cold...!
    I would recommend all them between 65 to 100 to stay at home...
    Unless, of course, you have something urgent to do outside..., like voting for Jeremy...
    Good election day everybody.........................................................., and let's the best male win...;-)

    Jun 08th, 2017 - 08:04 am 0
  • LEPRecon

    Think

    Wishful 'think'ing on your behalf.

    Its actually more likely that all the 'young' ones will take one look at the weather and then curl back up under the covers of their beds, rather than drag themselves to the polls.

    However time will tell.

    Jun 08th, 2017 - 06:56 pm 0
  • Rufus

    BBC exit poll has Conservatives as largest party but eight seats short of a majority.

    Times like this I tend to think of the derivation of the word: poli- meaning many -ticks meaning blood sucking parasites.

    I'm sure everything will become clear by the morning...

    Jun 08th, 2017 - 09:29 pm 0
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